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The 18-year property cycle: Explained

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Back to the future: How to predict future property prices

What might the next few years look like for property prices? We dive deep into the historical data and spot some patterns that might gives us a clue…

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How the economic machine works: A summary

An understanding of economics is as important to your success as negotiation or building work. In this episode we summarise the work of a great thinker.

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10 years since the credit crunch: Lessons you mustn’t forget

Doesn’t time fly? We look back at the lessons you can learn from the last crash…so you can profit from the next one.

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What will happen to property in 2019? We reveal our predictions

Where will prices grow the fastest? Where will they fall? What effect will Brexit have? We gaze into our crystal ball to reveal what 2009 will look like…

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This week on The Property Podcast, The Robs are discussing if buy-to-let is officially dead and the effects of the upcoming lettings and landlord fee ban.

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What does the Section 21 ban mean for landlords? It’s a huge change - so what impact is a Section 21 ban likely to have on landlords and tenants? We take a look.

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Brexit - it’s getting close. Or so we thought! Today The Robs are answering your top 10 Brexit questions - tune in to The Property Podcast to find out.

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Everyone has gone Brexit mad this week, The Robs discuss what’s going on, how they feel about it and what you should be doing as a buy to let property investor.

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This week on The Property Podcast we’re discussing that dreaded topic of Brexit and what buy to let property investors think of it.

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We’ve been talking about it for weeks now but the time has finally come. It’s time for the big reveal!

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Which areas will grow fastest? How will London do? What effect will Brexit have? What about interest rates? Listen to hear Rob & Rob's predictions!

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It's the most nervy time of the year! Did we correctly predict the best and worst performers, and overall growth rate? Or should we keep quiet next time?

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What happened in 2018? It's been a strange one for property investors, so we look back at the trends and events that shaped the year.

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On this week’s Ask Rob & Rob podcast should Andrew re-finance or sell? PLUS: Scott wants to know when the London property market will pick up.

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Is Philip Hammond our new best friend or were there more daggers thrown at property investors during this 2018 budget? Find out in our Ask Rob & Rob budget special.

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This week James wonders if he should pull out of his buy to let property purchase and Rob wonders whether he should be investing now before Brexit or wait and see?

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Tom Bloxham MBE, co-founder and Chairman of Urban Splash shares his thoughts on the future of the UK property market with Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub.

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It’s the nation's new favourite topic. What has Brexit done to the UK property market? How could the leave vote impact your property investment plans?

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Beneath the media spin, what are property investors really planning and how do they feel? We have thousands of them to ask...so we did!

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Find out what the interest rate rise means for property investors, and what you should be doing about your mortgages as a result.

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With all the talk of a housing crisis, will the government jump in and do something drastic? Listen and find out how likely Rob & Rob think this is.

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Everyone seems to agree that it's broken, but not on how to fix it. Rob & Rob have suggestions about what the government should be doing.

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At the mid-way point of the year, how are our predictions matching up to reality?

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The property cycle is an extremely powerful concept - and in this episode, you'll learn how to use it to guide your remortgaging decisions.

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In this episode we're using the property cycle to discuss what's likely to happen in every year between now and the next crash. Risky!

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We've talked about the cycle a lot, but never broken it down in this kind of detail before! We go year-by-year back through the current cycle so far.

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When we talk about the property cycle we normally focus on prices, but listen to this episode to learn how yields vary throughout the cycle.

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An understanding of economics is as important to your success as negotiation or building work. In this episode we summarise the work of a great thinker.

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Remortgage to access some of that cash, or hold off until the timing is better? It's a dilemma for one listener, and Rob & Rob do their best to help.

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They've been low for longer than anyone thought possible, but is it about to change - and what does it all mean? Listen so you can be prepared.

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Property is never boring! An unbelievable amount has changed in just five years, and in this episode we round up the most significant developments.

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What do you wish you'd known when you started out? We ask that question to seven experienced investors, and get some fascinating responses.

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The property cycle is one of the most popular concepts we've ever covered. One listener has a question about it, and Rob & Rob are happy to answer.

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Listener Lauren has a follow-up question after listening to our episode about whether property really doubles every 10 years - and we're happy to help.

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What might the next few years look like for property prices? We dive deep into the historical data and spot some patterns that might gives us a clue...

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It's one of those things you hear all the time, but is it true? We dig into the data to find out - and draw some surprising conclusions...

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We cast our minds back over everything that happened in 2017 (and it was a lot), and talk about how it might affect you in the coming year.

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What does the property year ahead look like? We give our best guesses - and look back to see how last year's predictions panned out...

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It's been a brilliant year for books, podcasts, apps and tech. Here are some of the things we enjoyed the most in 2017...

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Doesn't time fly? We look back at the lessons you can learn from the last crash...so you can profit from the next one.

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You might be surprised to learn that the answer is a lot more complex than "supply and demand" – listen to find out the full story.

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Student accommodation has performed well in recent years, but what will its prospects be in the future? Listen to find out!

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Learn how to make a joint venture work successfully, and have a new source of funding for all your property development projects.

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The 18 year property cycle is a powerful concept, and in this episode we go into depth on a couple of advanced topics relating to it.

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We look at past property cycles to break down, region-by-region, what we expect to happen in the coming years. There are a few surprises!

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The results of the election weren't what was widely expected, but what does it mean for your investing plans? Listen and find out...

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A recent magazine article believes property prices are going to plunge - but do the arguments stack up? Rob & Rob have their say...

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We've read the manifestos so you don't have to! Find out what a win for each party would mean for you as a property investor

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Investment is flooding into northern cities from overseas - and nobody is talking about it. Listen and find out what it means for you as an investor...

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Interest rates are crazy low, but many investors remember them being in double-digits. Will we get back there? And when? Listen to find out!

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Will property investors be driven out of the market by the government? Find out what Rob & Rob think – and what that means for you...

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Want to know what's going to happen to property prices next? So does listener Edward – and Rob & Rob are happy to give their opinions, based on the cycle.

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Interest rates will go higher at some point, but what if it happens quickly? Will property prices collapse? Rob & Rob share their views...

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The government is under pressure to solve the housing crisis. Will their plans for how to do it hurt investors? We share our thoughts in this episode.

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A roundup of all of our property news from 2016.

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This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we tackle two questions about investing in buy to let investment property in London.

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This week on Ask Rob & Rob, The Robs tackle two questions: Can you double your money with Airbnb? PLUS: Has the 18 Year Cycle gone mad?

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Billions of pounds are being spent on huge infrastructure projects. Learn where – and how you can use them to boost your own investments.

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It's all happening: there have been announcements galore, so we round them all up (and discuss what they mean for you) in this episode

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We dive deep into the data to predict whether London's prices will continue into the stratosphere, or crash back down to earth...

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Is it the perfect time to invest in property? Or is it horribly overvalued and ready to crash?

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In this week's episode we explain what QE is, what effects it has, and how you can position yourself to take advantage of it.

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One of the most common questions about one of our favourite topics - so we're happy to answer!

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A lot of people were wondering it, and one listener has asked it! So we explore: does the government have it in for us, or not?

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So, Brexit happened...now what? That's the question we attempt to answer in this week's episode

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In this special episode, Rob & Rob give their immediate reactions to what Brexit means for property investors.

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This week we unpack the often-repeated claim that property prices double every 10 years. Have they done in the past? And will they in the future?

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We've activated gloom-mode this week to talk about what's set to become an endangered species in the UK: the middle class.

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This week we're delving into one of the invisible forces that guides the property market: supply and demand.

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When you know about the property cycle, you know a boom will always come eventually. So how should you prepare for it?

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Will it destroy the property market if it happens? And what are the chances of it happening at all? We share our views.

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Is it just a buzzword, or is there substance behind the hype? We investigate...

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Recorded live in front of 150 people. How did we get on without our editor to fix the mistakes? Listen and find out!

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Find out whether there's just one property cycle, or a separate one for each city – and what that means for you as an investor.

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The pension crisis is VERY real - and you'll be punished for not being prepared. We share what's gone wrong, and what you need to do.

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We look at back at everything we've done this year - it's been a busy one!

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This week...just a quick Christmas message, from Rob & Rob and a special guest (sort of).

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We take our annual risk of looking silly by predicting what wll happen next year - and looking back at how we did last time.

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Will London's prices continue to soar, or crash back down to earth? We look at lots of different data points to come to a prediction.

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Is the property cycle real, or are we just seeing patterns in the data that aren't there? We take a deep dive to either verify or debunk...

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There's nothing you can do to avoid property prices sometimes crashing - so how can you prepare yourself to make sure you get through OK?

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We've read the housing policites in all the manifestos, so you don't have to - so we can help you decide how to cast your vote...

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Pension freedom day is nearly here! Should you be running down to the nearest estate agent to put it all in property? We investigate...

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We assess nine different proposals to sort out the housing market. Will any of them work? And do we have any better ideas?

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On The Property Podcast this week it’s our property price predictions episode for 2015! Plus what specifically we think will happen to the London market.

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This week we took a look back to see how close were we with our predictions for house price growth in 2014. Tune in to see how close we were.

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This week we're making some long-term property predictions based on the 18-year property cycle. Listen to the episode to hear our guesses.

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The 18 year property cycle - what is it and why is it so exciting? This may be one of our most important episodes yet, so give it a listen!

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In this week's Property Podcast we're discussing London's property 'super bubble' and we ran through some ideas for how to calm the runaway housing market.

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This week we digging into the data to get to a real answer as to whether property really does double in value every ten years.

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This week the Rob's are talking pensions and questioning if the shake-up announced in the recent budget will set us up for a property boom in 2015?

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This week we discussed how worried you should be about interest rates over the coming years, and what you can do now to protect your cashflow.

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On the property podcast this week we're kick starting 2014 by making some predictions about the property market for the next 12 months.

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This week we donned our protective clothing for another property-related duel. This time we went head-to-head over North v South: Where’s best to invest?

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This week we're getting deep down and tactical with some tips for finding out what the property market is doing in your specific area. It's one not to miss.

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This week we discussed the 'insanity' of Britain's housing market: is it really that bonkers, and what does it mean for you as an investor either way?

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This week we discussed 5 ways to get exposure to the property market without directly owning a property yourself, ahead of the property boom.

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This week on the Property Podcast we're talking about the topic of inflation. What it is, why it's important and why you should be thinking about it more.

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This week the two Robs are discussing the three reasons why properties in the UK tend to get more expensive over time and compare it to other markets.

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